Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2004] All ER (D) 90 (Sep)
Court: Court of First Instance (Second Chamber)

Judges Pirrung (President), Meij and Forwood

Judgment Dates: 14 September 2004


European Communities - State aids - Subsidy - Commission granting financial assistance for organisation of International Buyers' Exhibition - Cancellation of project - Commission decision demanding repayment of subsidy - Action for annulment of decision - Council Regulation (EEC) 4253/88, art 24 - Commission Decision C (2002) 1702.

The Case

Commission Decision C (2002) 1702, cancelling a subsidy payable to the applicant for the implementation of an International Buyers' Exhibition and ordering repayment of the sum already advanced to the applicant, following the failure of that project to take place, had not been made in breach of art24 of Council Regulation (EEC) 4253-88 (on reduction, suspension and cancellation of assistance) and the applicant's complaints about the contested decision alleging breach of the principles of proportionality, protection of legitimate expectations and legal certainty, and failure to state reasons were unfounded.

Practice Areas

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